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Early Retirement
lifestyle, minimalism, budgeting, real estate, relationships, money
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)

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Brace yourselves for another yarn from Cubert today. A trip down memory lane, where I share a tale of woe so YOU can avoid the same mistakes. The money pit […] The post The Money Pit: A Cautionary Tale appeared first on abandoned cubicle. ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 6:49 AM
Today’s post is featured on one of my all time favorite blogs, 1500 Days to Freedom. I’m excited to share how getting up way too early has yielded some pretty meaningful benefits. Here’s an excerpt: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get your list of to-do’s done just about each and every day? Does it drive […] The post Your Friday 5AM Wake-up Call appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 6:32 AM
Let’s travel back for a moment to the world of spreadsheets that I quite enjoy. Away from the sea of social media cheese where you can easily get distracted from the cells and formulas that truly make the world turn. Or is that love? At any rate, if being a landlord is something you’ve considered, this post will cover off […] The post Using Cash-on-Cash to Evaluate Rental Returns appeared first ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 7:13 AM
Once upon I time, maybe a month ago or so, I listened to a radio program. It was a segment on NPR that profiled a study on the subtle, but pervasive effects of Social Media. Thanks to that piece that aired while we were driving to a free dinner at our co-op’s annual family picnic, I deleted Twitter from my […] The post Why I’m Giving up Social Media (or Twitter, ...
Posted: Oct 05 2017 @ 7:06 AM
I started drafting this post the day of our 11 year anniversary. My ever-beautiful wife shared with me that morning how cool it was to have our special day on a Saturday, just like our original wedding day. I figured it high time I wrote about what an awesome partner she is, and how she’s made me a better all-around […] The post An Awesome Wife Equals a Happy (Early Retirement) ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 6:33 AM
This post may contain affiliate links I’ve been writing to you from the keys of an ancient device. This old laptop of mine, a Sony Vaio, is coming up on its eight year birthday. Not bad. I bet you’re wondering how it hasn’t been flung through a window, run over by the fully paid-off car, or accidentally dropped while crossing […] The post Rich People Skills: Make Your Old Laptop New ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 7:15 AM
I don’t know about you, but there are a thousand places I’d rather be than sitting in a cubicle all day, staring at a computer screen. It sucks the life out of you. I’ve spent the better part of 22 years working cubicle jobs. I wouldn’t recommend one. BUT, if you’re serious about achieving an early retirement lifestyle, there are […] The post How to Survive Your Cubicle Job Years appeared ...
Posted: Sep 25 2017 @ 7:16 AM
Finally. After nearly a month of negotiations, we’ve reached an agreement on terms to purchase our first vacation rental property. We have four single family homes in our portfolio today, but each of them are within a ten minute drive and rented to long-term tenants. The new place: A condo, located ten HOURS from us in northern Michigan. Airbnb experiment, […] The post The Airbnb Experiment appeared first on abandoned cubicle. ...
Posted: Sep 21 2017 @ 7:20 AM
Now that I’ve shamelessly added wood planking to this blog’s header, and changed the post background to a particularly fetching salmon hue, I figure it’s high time I wrote about a trip the wife and I took to Colorado, exactly two years ago this month. Just one year into my own early retirement master plan, I’d already read through Mr. […] The post My Pilgrimage to Longmont appeared first on abandoned ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 7:46 AM
Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to another edition of Rich People Skills! Today the topic is Money Maps. A money map is simply a visual depiction of where your money is flowing in from, and flowing out to, with your financial accounts “stitching” it all together. The idea is that you tailor your money map to specific goals, such as […] The post Rich People Skills: Draw Your Money Map to ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 7:25 AM


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